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Making the Most of Every Square Foot: Apartment Organization Tips

In today’s climate, especially in heavily populated areas such as cities, apartments and condos are a more appealing living option than ever. Even with the economic benefits of small spaces, it leaves less room for your belongings. But there are simple and effective ways to maximize each square foot of space in your place.

With the right tools, resources, and tips, you’ll realize how much room you can make in even the most limited spaces. Allow our team at Saf Keep Storage to offer you several tips and ideas on how to better organize and layout your small apartment.

Where To Start With Small Apartment Organization

Before you organize, you’ll need to know where to start. Even in a small space, like an apartment or condo, trying to organize everything at once can feel overwhelming. Especially if you don’t have a clear vision of what you want for your limited space. Here are some things to consider before you begin.

Visualize Your Small Apartment Layout

The best thing you can do is visualize what you want your small apartment or condo to look like. Ask yourself, “what do I want out of my space?” If you work from home, you’ll need to clearly visualize a comfortable area to do your work. Don’t want to associate your work with your personal living space? Think of how you’ll make your small space separate from the office.

Prioritize Most Occupied Spaces

Think about which areas in your small apartment you’ll spend the most time. If you think you’ll spend a lot of time in a certain room, start there. For example, if you’re a frequent cook, start with the kitchen. Additionally, consider what spaces contain the most furniture and belongings and add that to your priority list. The more items each space has, the more moving pieces you’ll have to work with.

Drawer organized with items optimal for a small apartment.

Small Apartment Storage Ideas

Once you have a better idea of what you want from your small apartment, it’s time to begin decluttering. With so many moving pieces in even the smallest of spaces, it’s best to find as many ways to streamline the process as possible. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of creative storage ideas for your small apartment.

1. Eliminate Clutter

The most important part of organizing your home is eliminating clutter. Whether it’s piled up inside a closet or lying on the floor, remove any items you don’t frequently use. This is optimal for clearing up space for other things and if possible, we recommend you go room by room to declutter each area individually.

2. Rely on Containers

Buckets, baskets, boxes, and other containers can be great for immediate apartment storage. You can use containers to store items you don’t intend to regularly use but don’t want to get rid of, such as seasonal décor. In addition to storage, you can utilize stylish containers like wicker baskets and wooden boxes for décor.

3. Capitalize on Vertical Space

Don’t limit yourself to where you can store your belongings. If anything, walls and doors are your best friends! Utilizing your vertical space for storage can free up room not available otherwise. This can include installing floating shelves, hanging pots and pans in the kitchen, and using over-the-toilet organizers.

Mother and daughter helping each other organize the living room in their small apartment.

4. Utilize Multifunctional Furniture

Why let furniture serve one purpose when space can be saved with multifunctional furniture? A wide range of small apartment furniture solutions help make additional wiggle room at home. Common multifunctional furniture found in small spaces include:

  • Coffee tables and side tables
  • Ottomans
  • Lofted beds
  • Benches or chests
  • Drawers

Push your furniture towards the wall to create more open space in areas such as bedrooms and living rooms.

5. Maximize Closet Space

Even when you clear out your closets, that doesn’t mean they should stay empty. Making the most out of your closet space can create more space in a desirable area. After you’ve cleared out all unnecessary clutter, place your essentials back in, but don’t leave any space vacant. Instead, utilize this newfound space as additional storage to create more space in a more occupied area of your apartment or condo.

6. Invest in Space-Saving Solutions

For additional ways to create space at home, invest in various space-saving solutions to reap the benefits of each square foot. Some common at-home solutions include shoe organizers and closet racks. However, don’t be limited to what can be done inside the apartment. There’s a wide range of solutions outside the apartment, such as self storage. Self storage allows you to create space without surrendering any of your belongings.

Rent the Best Apartment Storage at Saf Keep Storage

When you need the best self storage for decluttering and organizing your small apartment, look no further than Saf Keep Storage and its sister locations. With a wide range of personal storage solutions to help make room in your smaller space, consider us your one-stop shop for all your self storage needs. Find your nearest SKS managed location online and rent or reserve your unit today!


  February 16, 2024 in Uncategorized

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